Living the Luxury Lifestyle in Lloret de Mar

We have just finished the most amazing month in Costa Brava, a region near the top right section of Spain in an area called Catalunya.

We have been here for a travel writers conference called TBEX, and decided to come and stay for a little time earlier than the Congress, and stay a little longer afterwards, because we knew the area had so much to offer.

But whilst we were at the TBEX conference we had the privilege of living the luxury lifestyle in Lloret de Mar at Hotel Rigat Park & Spa, a stunning traditional family owned hotel, right on the beach front.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – beachside view

One reason we chose Hotel Rigat Park & Spa was because they offered us complimentary parking, and as we drove up the grand driveway to the top of the hill, we enjoyed the luxurious garden, complete with its ornate sculptures that blended in with the lush and densely planted greenery of their huge garden area.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – Garden entrance

We parked the car under cover at the top of the hill, and there was a guest elevator to use to go to reception, or a lovely stairway that we took where we found an amazing entrance area.

Maritime antiques seemed to decorate so many areas in style, and it was a really interesting entrance way. We took our time to discover many of the unusual items that were displayed outside before we stepped in to this lovely and traditional Spanish style hotel.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – a welcoming front door area

Inside we are immediately impressed with the family collection of memorabilia and antiques, many with a maritime theme to them.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – maritime antiques

Explorason really liked this old fella !

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – Explorason’s favourite antique

There are many areas to relax, and we found ourselves wishing we had more time here besides the TBEX event we spent most of our days and nights at during our stay.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – many areas to relax

So I can well imagine that even if it rained here in Costa Brava, you would still love your time at Hotel Rigat Park & Spa, because it had a warmth and comfort to the social areas it offered us. Fortunately we didn’t get any rain during our stay though, the weather was magnificent for spring.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – stunning leather lounge area

I think this was my favourite indoor area (photo above) at Hotel Rigat Park & Spa, but there really were quite a few areas including the bar.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – cosy bar

Mind you, there was no need to wait until afternoon – if you wanted to start your day with some of the famous Catalunya Cava, or some fine Champagne. There at breakfast was always a chilled bottle waiting.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – bubbles for breakfast

I really loved the historical feel to the Hotel Rigat Park & Spa, and breakfast time was no exception.  

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – breakfast area #1

Most mornings there were two or three areas laid out with a fantastic array of hot and cold buffet style food and beverages for us to select from.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – breakfast area #2

On every table were fresh exotic flowers giving a happy feel to the start of the day.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – breakfast area with fresh flowers and our waiter

There are also several outdoor dining areas, some more suited to the summer months and alfresco dining or poolside relaxation. You can see( in the photo below) how on a busy day this would be filled with holiday makers enjoying the Spanish sun by the pool.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – large outdoor pool area

In the distance and up the stairs (in the photo below) there is also two separate outdoor seating areas, so plenty of places to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the crowd if you wanted that.

Or we could head down and meet new friends by the pool area that overlooked the beach and cove below.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – traditional style by the pool

There was also an underground tunnel that lead to the pool area, and another tunnel / staircase that was a private entrance to the beach, and these walkways were tastefully decorated in grand and old style memorabilia too.

Explorason loved to explore around here.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – the tunnel to the pool

On one day we headed down for a lovely glass of Cava for myself at the beachside bar, whist Explorason enjoyed a soft drink.  We really had the perfect location, and liked how we could walk along the beach front area.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – beachside bar

Our balcony was the perfect place to relax in the afternoon when we had visitors from the TBEX conference.

We were both single Mums, and our boys also became friends, so we were nicknamed ‘the sisters’ at the conference.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – our balcony

This spring day was just perfect, and then we headed downstairs so that Explorason and his friend could have a swim in the indoor heated pool in the spa area. We of course sat on the side and chatted – as ladies do!

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – large indoor pool area

It was so great to see Explorason have time with his new friend, as they lay by the pool and shared their stories.  To me this is often more valuable time than when the kids are using computers and mobile gaming devices in this age of technology.

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – the boys relax and chat by the pool

There is also a lovely jacuzzi down there in the spa area, and I was able to hop into it and have a shot “me” time.

And on the side is a massage area and also a separate Spa Treatment area (where guests can be pampered during their stay).

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – jacuzzi time for me

As we headed back up to our charming room on our last day, we were really sad to leave.

The staff had all been so lovely to us, and we had loved every aspect of the Hotel Rigat Park & Spa.

We so loved the old world charm, the family hospitality, and of course the amazing location.

We would return here in a heartbeat !

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© Exploramum and Explorason – Spain, Lloret de Mar – Rigat Park Hotel and Spa – we loved our spacious room

BOOKINGS and ENQUIRIES: Book this hotel here

Accommodation Name: Hotel Rigat Park & Spa

Location: 

Telephone:  

email: info@rigat.com

Web-site: http://www.rigat.com/EN/hotel.html

Date stayed: April, 2015

Breakfast: A full hot and cold buffet style breakfast is served daily from 8:00 a.m.

Bar: Yes including poolside service, beachside bar, and an indoor bar

Wi-fi: We had great wifi in our room

Child friendly: Yes well behaved children are welcome, with respect to the magnificent antiques that are placed throughout the property.

 

 

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